Canon DSLR Rumors

Canon’s roadmap for 2019, included an EOS R camera that no one is expecting? [CR2]

We have been told by a source with a pretty good track record (but not perfect) what we can expect the rest of the way from Canon in 2019.

First up, it’s not a secret anymore, but we’re going to get the Canon EOS 90D, a camera that will apparently replace both the EOS 80D and the EOS 7D Mark II. With the latter line being killed off by Canon.

We’re told to expect an announcement near the end of August.

Apparently, a new EOS M body will come at the same time. It has been described to use as “very well specced” and “aggressively price”, with Canon wanting to show that the EOS M lineup isn’t dead. No specifications were provided to us.

No other EOS M cameras or lenses are scheduled for 2019.

What about the EOS R system?

The same source tells us that a new EOS R camera is coming later in 2019 and that it is a “head scratcher”, and not at all what anyone is expecting. I have no idea what that means at this time, but we hope to hear more soon. What sort of niche market could benefit the EOS R?

There was nothing mentioned about lenses for the RF mount, but I assume the remaining 5 RF mount lenses need to be officially announced and shipping before we see any others.

Not sure of the technical needs for this, but I'd love to see a larger sensor body that could work with the R lenses? Maybe via an in-body optical converter to increase the image circle? Again, I have no idea if this is physically possible, but a Fuji-type medium format body would be absolutely killer.
 
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Tom W

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My guess, and it's only a guess - a Canon Rb, a modest upgrade to the R with joystick and dual slots, and other interface tweaks, and some modest improvements to the camera based on customer needs/wants and technological capability.
 

unfocused

EOS 5D SR
So far EOS R line is sinking so bad. looks like nothing could save it. Maybe Canon has a plan to keep DSLR afloat for much longer. Beware, Nokia and Motorola, Canon can't wait to join you in the afterlife.
If you are going to troll, as least try to be credible. All indications are that the R line is doing just fine.
 

Rivermist

I'm New Here
Apr 27, 2019
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So far EOS R line is sinking so bad. looks like nothing could save it. Maybe Canon has a plan to keep DSLR afloat for much longer. Beware, Nokia and Motorola, Canon can't wait to join you in the afterlife.
Seriously? Have you used an R or RP camera and RF lens in action? What did you find so damning? I love my RP, even with a few shortcomings acceptable at that price point, and on adapter I get superb pictures in often challenging conditions using my EF lenses.
 

CanonFanBoy

EOS 5D MK IV
Jan 28, 2015
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Seriously? Have you used an R or RP camera and RF lens in action? What did you find so damning? I love my RP, even with a few shortcomings acceptable at that price point, and on adapter I get superb pictures in often challenging conditions using my EF lenses.
Nope. He hasn't used it. He has no idea about sales figures either. Sometimes people just like to make things up.
 

bryston

I'm New Here
Feb 7, 2019
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Seriously? Have you used an R or RP camera and RF lens in action? What did you find so damning? I love my RP, even with a few shortcomings acceptable at that price point, and on adapter I get superb pictures in often challenging conditions using my EF lenses.
I love my RP, it's been living with my 85 1.4 IS. It goes with me everywhere.
 
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Sharlin

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Dec 26, 2015
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So far EOS R line is sinking so bad. looks like nothing could save it. Maybe Canon has a plan to keep DSLR afloat for much longer.
Genius! All ILCs up till now have been heavier than water, an issue that has proven costly to many a careless photographer. Canon is going to launch a revolutionary (remember, that's what the "R" means!) R body that literally keeps afloat!
 

Trey T

EOS T7i
Feb 6, 2019
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If you are going to troll, as least try to be credible. All indications are that the R line is doing just fine.
Well, let's be honest, this article of rumor mill is a head-scratching narrative. Any rumor is gonna be head-scratching: isnt that sort-of the definition of "rumor"?!?! The author seems to be very desperate of having contents.
 
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